A new exhibition at the University of Aberdeen will bring together the work of one of Scotland’s most acclaimed landscape artists, Barbara Rae, and the story of Orcadian Arctic explorer, John Rae.
Hall of Clestrain Reveals Its Hidden Depths
The Hall of Clestrain, childhood home of Arctic explorer Dr John Rae, is surrounded by a moat which over the years has become completely blocked up.
A Film Marking The 208th Year Of John Rae’s Birth
A short film of the ceremony to mark the 208th year of the birth of Arctic explorer Dr John Rae, born 30th September 1813 at the Hall of Clestrain, Orphir, Orkney.
Weather Forecast: Wet and windy at times.
Rain and strong southerly winds over Orkney. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Celebrate The Birthday of Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae
An open invite has been extended to Orkney and the rest of the world to celebrate the life and deeds of John Rae on Thursday, 30th September at noon by the Society building a legacy to his name.
Visit The House of Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae #DoorsOpen
The John Rae Society will hold two Open Days on 18th and 19th September, from 10 am until 4pm each day.
WATCH: Hall of Clestrain Open Day
It was a windy but dry day and hugely enjoyable as President of JRS, Andrew Appleby, led a guided tour round the outside of the house.
Weather Forecast: Mainly dry and bright but the odd shower
Rather fresh northerly breeze, but slowly easing. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Open Day at the Hall of Clestrain
The JRS will hold two Open Days, on 1st and 2nd August, from 10 am until 4.30pm each day.
John Rae Society Gifted Collection of Polar Exploration Books
The books are the entire collection of Mr John Bramwell, a life member of the society.